Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hadrian's Wall

So I just got the latest issue of Smithsonian today, and I think I just found what I would like my next serious adventure to be. I want to hike Hadrian's Wall.

In 122 AD, the Roman Emperor Hadrian decided that the Roman Empire had expanded as far as it sustainably could. To defend the Empire and symbolize the end of imperial expansion, he decided to build a wall across the Empires farthest frontier: Britain.

The Wall is 84 miles long, stretching from coast to coast and separating Scotland from Southern England. Today many people enjoy hiking it and farms and bed and breakfasts have sprung up all the way to accommodate tired travelers.

So I don't know about you, but a week hiking in the British countryside on top of one of the most historically significant artifacts in the World, camping or staying in quaint farmhouses, eating British food and sampling prodigious quantities of tea and beer really sounds like an awesome, stress relieving kind of adventure to me. Not to mention, beyond the initial flight to London, the whole thing would be relatively cheap.

So now I just need to convince some people to come with me.

1 comment:

han said...

Count me in! If you bring Mattea, that is. Wow, I bet Mom would like to do this.

I'm going to look up flights to London...